Part of the cost is in that newer processor as well as the Broadcom Crystal HD Accelerator. Windows 7 Starter comes pre-installed on the netbook but there is also an option to use Windows XP or SUSE Linux Enterprise 11. The HP Mini 2101 comes with a rubber lid option that adds extra protection and friction to the outside of the little computer. It has a multi-touch touchpad that doesn't have any buttons at all, and a chiclet keyboard. It is designed to be ultra-thin, has a ten inch screen.